• Construction Occupations
    Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology
    (One Year Program)
    *Strongly Recommended: Passing score on BST Math and Reading.
    *Students may need to provide their own transportation to the construction site.
    Program Description

    The Construction Occupations program will introduce students to residential construction and is a stepping stone for one of the nation's largest industries with a variety of occupations for career exploration. Side-by-side with instructors and contractors from various trades, students will build a house on-site.
    Students will be exposed to the permitting processing, inspections, print reading, math and how it relates to residential home building, IRC code book, job site safety, lot survey, excavation/backfill, footings/foundation, wood building materials, windows and exterior doors, exterior finish products, finish carpentry, drywall, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, and landscaping.
    Career-Related Skills
    • Carpentry
    • Electrical
    • Heating/air conditioning
    • Plumbing
    • Drywall and Painting
    • Flooring
    • Interior/exterior finish
    • Concrete
    • Landscaping
    • Blueprint reading
    • ...and more!
    Career Outlook

    This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

    There will be a need for about 6,910 new Carpenters to meet market demand between 2012-2022. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

    • Carpenters: $11.90-$29.40
    • Electricians: $16.30-35.40
    • Flooring: $12.10-$29.30
    • Roofers: $11.00-$28.60
    • Plumbing: $11.20-$34.60
    • Painters: $11.80-$27.20
    • Brick and Stonemason: $15.10-$34.30
    • General Construction: $10.00-$26.90
    • Architects: $18.40-$42.60
    • Heating & Cooling: $12.30-$27.40
    College credit may be earned in some programs with an A or B grade in a program course and enrollment in a partnering college. For registration information, contact your high school counselor.